19th May 1979

R.C.T.S. (West Midlands Branch)
Midland Welshman No.3

DMU Used 3-car set (class 119)

Route : 1Z10 throughout

DMU Route
as listed Cardiff Central (Riverside platform) Grangetown - Ferry Road branch
as listed Ferry Road branch - Grangetown - Penarth Curve North Jn Radyr Pontypridd - Abercynon - Aberdare
as listed Aberdare Abercynon - Pontypridd - Walnut Tree Jn Ystrad Mynach South Cwmbargoed Penallta Colliery Aber Jn Taffs Well Radyr Quarry Jn Llandaff Loop Cardiff Central
as listed Walnut Tree Jn Aber Jn - Ystrad Mynach South Jn Cwmbargoed
as listed Cwmbargoed Ystrad Mynach South Jn
as listed Ystrad Mynach South Jn Penallta Colliery
as listed Penallta Colliery Aber Jn Taffs Well Radyr Quarry Jn Llandaf Cathays Cardiff Queen Street - Cardiff Central


The tour, paused at Aberdare High Level (photo: Alan Holmewood)

Sources : Greg Beecroft & Ian Umpleby

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Greg Beecroft
& Ian Umpleby)

Location Booked Actual
Cardiff Central 10.15d 10.19
Ferry Road Branch 10.25a ~ 10.40d 10.34 ~ 10.39
Penarth Curve South Jn 10/42 ?
Penarth Curve North Jn 10/44 10/49
Radyr Quarry Jn 10.54a ~ 11.03d 10.57 ~ 11.02
Taffs Well 11.07a ~ 11.10d 11/23
Pontypridd 11.20a ~ 11.24d 11/37
Abercynon 11.32a ~ 11.33d 11/45
Aberdare 12.01a ~ 12.09d 12.08 ~ 12.19
Abercynon 12.37a ~ 12.38d 12/44
Pontypridd 12/48 12/53
Walnut Tree Jn 13.03a ~ 13.07d 13.06 ~ 13.11
Aber Jn 13/22 13.21 ~ 13.22
Ystrad Mynach South Jn 13.32a ~ 13.33d 13/31
Nelson 13.40a ~ 13.45d 13.36 ~ 13.42
Cwmbargoed 14.10a ~ 14.25d 14.05 ~ 14.26
Nelson 14.51a ~ 14.57d 14.47 ~ 15.04
Ystrad Mynach South Jn 15.10a ~ 15.15d 15.05 ~ 15.09
Ystrad Mynach North Jn 15.23a ~ 15.28d ?
Penallta Colliery 15.39a ~ 15.55d 15.18 ~ 15.55
Ystrad Mynach North Jn 16.06a ~ 16.11d ?
Ystrad Mynach South Jn 16.15a ~ 16.20d ?
Aber Jn 16/29 16.15 ~ 16.16
Taffs Well 16/45 16/26
Radyr Jn 16/53 16.30 ~ 16.33
Radyr Quarry Jn 16/55 16.55 ~ 16.55
Llandaff Loop 16/57 16/57
Cardiff Queen Street 17/04 17/04
Cardiff Central 17.07a 17.06


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